| Republic of the Philippines|
Repúblika ng Pilipinas
|Type||Unitary presidential constitutional republic|
|Constitution||Constitution of the Philippines|
|Leader(s)||President of the Philippines|
|Head of State||President of the Philippines|
|Head of Government||President of the Philippines|
|Commander-in-chief||President of the Philippines|
|Affiliation||ASEAN, United States of America|
|Military||Philippine Armed Forces|
|Language(s)||Filipino, English, Cebuano, Chavacano, Waray-Waray, Chinese, and others|
|Currency||Philippine Peso (₱)(PHP)|
|National anthem||Lupang Hinirang (English: Chosen Land)|
|National holiday||Independence Day (June 12) |
Araw ng Kagitingan (Filipino for Day of Valor. A.k.a: Bataan Day) (April 9)
|Date formed||April 27, 1565 (Spanish colony)|
June 12, 1898 (Independence declared)
|Date established||July 4, 1946 (recognized; independence from the United States)|
|Conflicts||Philippine Revolution (1898-1901) |
Spanish-American War (1898)
The Philippines (officially known as the Republic of the Philippines (Filipino: Repúblika ng Pilipinas), is a sovereign island country in Southeast Asia situated in the western Pacific Ocean. It consists of 7,107 islands that are categorized broadly under three main geographical divisions: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Its capital city is Manila while its most populous city is Quezon City; both are part of Metro Manila.
The Philippines is one of the major non-NATO allies of the United States. It has played a key role to pivot the American presence in the Asia-Pacific region, along with South Korea and Japan. The country has territorial disputes with Malaysia, Brunei, Vietnam, Taiwan, and China regarding islets, reefs, and shoals in the South China Sea.
The country appears in two episodes in the first season of Last Resort.
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